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Cast members of SlugFest rehearse a scene for the upcoming musical comedy presented by VIU's Theatre Department and the Other Guys Theatre Company.

VIU Partners with Other Guys Theatre Company to Produce Hysterical Melodrama

October 17, 2019

Ross Desprez is a VIU Theatre Department Professor and creator of SlugFest – a musical comedy set in a dystopian Vancouver Island community.What happens when slug slime is hailed as a medical miracle?The residents of a small poverty-stricken and slug-infested village begin... Read more


Bee Campus designation

Vancouver Island University Recognized as a Bee Campus

October 16, 2019

Bee City Canada designation commits VIU to organizing activities that help protect pollinators on campus and raising awareness about the importance of pollinators.­­Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo campus is set to become a hive of bee-friendly events and activities... Read more


VIU Mariners Secure Deal With Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports Group

VIU Mariners Secure Deal With Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports Group

October 11, 2019

VIU Mariners, Kahunaverse Sports and Adidas announce partnership on the eve of the PACWEST court sport season openers.Vancouver Island University (VIU) Athletics and Recreation is proud to announce a new partnership with Kahunaverse Sports Group (KSG) and Adidas. Kahunaverse Sports... Read more


Overcoming Barriers to Active Transportation With E-Bikes

Overcoming Barriers to Active Transportation With E-Bikes

October 8, 2019

A VIU student research project aims to help cities formulate cycling plans that include electric bicycles.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) Masters of Community Planning student Eleni Gibson used to enjoy cycling. That was when she lived in Victoria, but after moving to Nanaimo to... Read more


5 Questions about Voting in the Federal Election

October 2, 2019

Sara Kishawi is a second-year Social Sciences student at Vancouver Island University who hopes to become an international human rights lawyer one day. In the meantime, her job as a Community Relations Officer with Elections Canada is keeping her busy as she helps students get... Read more


VI Solutions

New Talent/Challenge Matching Program Aims to Solve Real-World Problems

September 30, 2019

VI Solutions, a partnership between VIU and Innovation Island, is a chance for students to solve problems and generate new ideas for Island employers.­­A unique new program that aims to connect students directly with employers to solve problems and generate new ideas for growth is... Read more


Message from VIU President Deb Saucier regarding Global Climate Strike Activities

September 25, 2019

 As many of you are aware, Global Climate Strike activities are taking place around the world this week including an event in Nanaimo this Friday, September 27. VIU recognizes that many members of our community are deeply concerned about the climate crisis and want to make... Read more


A BIG THANK YOU to the VIU Community for a Very Successful RockVIU

September 25, 2019

Shared on behalf of Omar Karim, Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning (OCCEL)On behalf of Student Affairs and the RockVIU 2019 Organizing Team, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the VIU Faculty/Staff and Students that took time out of their... Read more


VIU Music Department Instructor Hans Verhoeven sits on a rock near a pond holding a drum.

Cozy Classrooms, Biomusical Beats, and Crime and Punishment Explored in Colloquium Series

September 23, 2019

Lectures allow VIU faculty to explore questions and share their passions with students, colleagues and the public.This fall, three Vancouver Island University (VIU) drummers will attempt to merge into a single entity of sound during a performance of Nebojša Živković’s... Read more


A woman meditates on a wooden bench next to a koi pond at Vancouver Island University

Lunch Series Feeds Curious Minds Looking to Satisfy Appetites for Knowledge

September 19, 2019

VIU Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office’s fall lunch and learn series fosters supportive environment to present and discuss ideas.Lunch can be a time to nourish the mind as well as the body thanks to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) annual Bring Your Lunch and... Read more


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